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Doctoral Programme in Public Health

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The PhD Program in Public Health at FMUP provides students with research skills in specific fields of Public Health in terms of etiological factors, analysis and management of national and international health problems, and planning and assessment of health interventions in different contexts.
Intended for students and professionals in Medicine and other fields of Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and others, the program lasts six semesters and totals 180 ECTS.
Students can rely on highly qualified teaching staff and have access to top research resources, in particular at the Epidemiology Research Unit - Institute of Public Health of University of Porto (EPIUnit) and at the Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR), also benefiting from privileged relationships with European research and training networks.

Teaching Languague : English

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Postgraduate Education Unit

Telf: (+351) 220 426 976
 E: posgraduacao@med.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 5233
Director: Carla Lopes
Acronym: PDSP
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 6 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Public Health (180 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento em Saúde Pública (60 ECTS credits)

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